|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 26 Jul 2011 06:40:32 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] SHIPS, PCBs: Sinking ships in the Gulf of Alaska|
Navy gets OK to sink ships for targets in Gulf of Alaska BY SEAN COCKERHAM Anchorage Daily News (AK) July 25, 2011The Navy has obtained authority to blast and sink as many as two real ships a year in the Gulf of Alaska over the next five years to give pilots and gunners authentic targets for their sights.
But ocean campaigners say that even decommissioned, stripped-out ships, like the ones the Navy will use as targets, contain residual hazardous materials that can poison the Gulf's rich habitat for years. They're trying to stop the target practice before it begins.
In May, the Navy finished an environmental review of new training options and authorized itself a maximum of two ship sinkings a year in the Gulf.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/07/25/1758695/navy-gets-ok-to-sink- ships-for.html
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street, Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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